[artinfo] calls The Patching Zone 2010

sam nemeth sam.nemeth at gmail.com
Sat Aug 22 02:41:05 CEST 2009

The Patching Zone: real projects for real people

Call for students, young artists and designers to participate in 
three projects in 2010.

The Patching Zone is a unique opportunity for international and Dutch 
students/artists/designers who want to expand their experience and 
knowledge exponentially. The Patching Zone produces innovative small 
scale sustainable projects in real situations with real people using 
the processpatching-method that facilitates trans disciplinary 
collaboration. Be part of the Patching Zone team and work for a year 
on one of our projects. The Patching Zone will assist with looking 
for temporary housing and the team members receive a modest fee.

The projects -all starting January 2010:

* Digital Art Lab. location: Zoetermeer (The Hague area)
Research question: what should the new art courses for the digital 
generation look like?
Keywords: art education, game design, youth culture, augmented 
reality, performing arts, music, peer 2 peer learning
The project focuses on the connection with young people, the digital 
generation, and aims to provide them with a digital art lab in the 
former theatre space of CKC (local culture and art centre) . The 
training will be built around small digital projects and will result 
in a cross-media performance, all in close collaboration with the 
staff of the centre and the users.
Runtime: January through December 2010, applications for 1 or 2 
semesters accepted.

* Recycle-X-. location: Dordrecht (Rotterdam area)
Research question: how can we gear up the former main street of 
Dordrecht towards becoming a sustainable cultural axis of the town?
Keywords: ecology, design, urban planning, site specific 
interventions, wearable technology, art and culture industry

A project in collaboration with local organisations that consists of 
a series of ecological interventions against gentrification and a 
number of workshops focusing on recycling and urban design that 
ultimately leads to a practice based plan for the 'cultural main 
structure' in the centre of Dordrecht. A small team will initiate 
several highly visible yet subtle performances that stimulate the 
general public to rethink their cultural paradigm in respect to their 
direct cultural environment. For students with a background in site 
specific interventions, urban planning, ecology, anthropology, 
wearable technology, cultural industry and social studies, Recycle X 
will be especially relevant.
Runtime: January through July 2010.

* Living Lab Rotterdam South (Rotterdam area)
Research question: how can we create a living lab node in the 
southern part of Rotterdam? How can we use the lab to mature creative 
talent of young people in the neighbourhood and provide training for 
careers in gaming, multimedia design, dancing, rapping, music 
(creative industry)? How can we stimulate and support cultural 
Keywords: gaming, street dance, rap, music, training, design, living 
lab, creative entrepreneurship, creative industry, art and culture

The Big South project moves on where Go-for-IT!, the citygame The 
Patching zone is currently producing in Rotterdam Zuid, stops. A 
Digital Lab will be built where a major end-event will be produced, 
together with our partners and young people from the area. For the 
Big South project The Patching Zone invites Ma- and PhD students to 
Runtime: January through December 2010,

All applications will be reviewed and juried based on its (discipline 
specific) quality, expertise about the field, the motivation for 
trans disciplinary collaboration and its creative approach towards 
the theme.
The first round of selections will be done by an expert jury. In a 
final round The Patching Zone core team and representatives of the 
involved partners will review the pre-selected proposals for the team 
composition and expertise matches.

detailed information as well as the application form on 
www.patchingzone.net <http://www.patchingzone.net>

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